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Gustave Charpentier
Birth: Jun. 25, 1860
Death: Feb. 18, 1956

Composer. His fame rests on one work, the opera "Louise" (1900). Set in working-class Paris, it was an early example of "verismo," which brought naturalism to the operatic stage. Its aria "Depuis le jour" is still a popular recital piece. Charpentier was born in Dieuze, France. He studied under Jules Massenet at the Paris Conservatory and won the prestigious Prix de Rome in 1887. His first major work was the orchestral suite "Italian Impressions" (1892). He wrote three other operas, including a highly-anticipated sequel to "Louise," "Julien" (1913); none were successful. Overall, Charpentier failed to live up to his early promise. He produced very little during his long life and seemed content to bask in the glow of his only hit. He oversaw a production of "Louise" at the Paris Opera shortly before his death at 95. (bio by: Bobb Edwards) 
 
Burial:
Cimetière du Père Lachaise
Paris
City of Paris
Île-de-France, France
Plot: Division 10
 
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Record added: Dec 19, 1999
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